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Nov 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
with a jealous message. >> reporter: jill kelley has done fundraising for the military. paula broadwell saw her as a romantic rival. paula broadwell sent jill kelley anonymous e-mails from a secret account that her and david petraeus shared. when the fbi started poking around, agents thought someone breached david petraeus' private e-mail account but it turned out they stumbled on a secret communication system they used to communicate. some of the messages sexually explicit. david petraeus would write an e- mail, he wouldn't send it, saved it to his draft folder. paula broadwell would log on and read the e-mail, that way there was never any record of messages being sent. mean time tonight much is being made of this interview paula broadwell gave a few months ago. >> i don't know if you heard this -- >> reporter: she is talking about information surrounding the terrorist attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> had taken them prisoner and they think it was an effort to get the prisoners back. >> reporter: fbi found classified information on paula broadwell's computer. >> i do not know how she g
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Nov 12, 2012 7:00am PST
biographer, paula broadwell, while investigating harassing e-mails broadwell sent to another woman. >> the private g-mail account that apparently paula broadwell had access to i think raises real security questions. >> if general petraeus was gearing up to testify concerning the deadly attacks on our u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if petraeus doesn't testify. >>> members of congress get back to tuesday on the exact same place they left. the edge of a fiscal cliff. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes on millionaires. half of them voted democratic. half of them live in hollywood. >>> in indianapolis two people were killed in an explosion that damaged 31 homes. they suspect a gas leak. >> it looked like a war zone. >>> two weeks after superstorm sandy, 120,000 homes are facing another day without power. >> 70% have been flooded. the tide mark is at its sixth highest since records began 130 years ago. >>> the crews are at it. tempers have boiled over in phoenix. >> all that -- >> the falcons have
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night investigators searched broadwell's home.
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
commander in afghanistan and last night they searched the home of paula broadwell of whom petreaus had that extramarital fair with. tara mergener has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it becomings more complicated by the day, the latest development threatening the career of one o of the biggest names in the u.s. military. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head o of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. s
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Nov 13, 2012 7:00am PST
harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> fbi agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation has sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. >> you know remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >>> president obama will likely nominate u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> evacuated south of san francisco, huge water main break, cars up to their tires in water and mud. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy and every dramatic moment, all of it captured on camera. >> all that -- >> oh! >> unbelievable grab for a touchdown! >> and all that matters. >> very disappointing. struggled for about three months to get this ticket going. losing never feels good. >> on "cbs this morning." >> general petraeus has an affair with his biographer, which means fr
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Nov 10, 2012 7:00am PST
has learned the other woman is paula broadwell, she wrote a biography of patraeus. cbs 5 reporter linda yi on what patraeus faces next. >> reporter: it was just over a year ago, his wife by his side, that one of america's most decorated four star generals took the oath of office at c.i.a. director. today, he resigned in disgrace. in a statement to c.i.a. employees, patraeus said, after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. the affair came to light during an f.b.i. investigation that started months ago. officials became concerned about what cbs news has learned were cryptic e-mails patraeus exchanged with his by graver paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> cbs 5 military analyst retired colonel brendan kearney med broadwell earlier this year during her book tour. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> does that seem suspicious to you, when you now think back? >> in 31 years of being around an awful lot of general officers, i've never heard of anybody hav
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00am PST
biographer paula broadwell. his resignation caught many off guard. kelly went to the fbi after allegedly receiving e-mails from broadwell warning her to back off and stay away from my guy. officials say broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. broadwell made this comment about petraeus during a publicity tour. >> i think he has been a terrific role model for young people. >> reporter: congressional leaders say they are going to start an inquiry of their own. >> this is something that could have had an effect on national security. i think we should have been told. >> reporter: petraeus was scheduled to testify at hearings about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. but michael morrell is taking his place which is causing concern. >> i don't see how you can find out what happened in benghazi if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> senator feinstein said petraeus could still be called to testify at some point in the future. >> and the affair is said to have started two months after david petraeus took over as head of the cia. paula broadwell has been quiet since this started.
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Nov 15, 2012 5:00am PST
his admission of an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. benghazi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a waterga
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00am PST
director david petraeus after word got out he was having an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. >> it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: kelly we want to the fbi after receiving e-mails from broadwell ordering her to back off and stay away from my guy. broadwell believed kelly was a romantic rival. congressional leaders want an inquire of their own and want to know why they were not informed before this went public. >> this could affect national security. inwe should have been told. >> reporter: now the acting director will testify about the attack in this benghazi, causing some concern. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi, before during and after the attacks, if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: petraeus could be called to testify at some point in the future. >>> and the bbc falsely implicated a politician in a child sex abuse case there. the director and news chief have all resigned there after broadcasting false claims made by a sex abuse victim that a senior political figure in the 1980s abused him. >>> exclusive and
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Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
. and the affair started two months after petraeus took over the cia. so far paula broadwell has been quiet about the relationship. >> tara mergener in washington for us this morning. thank you. it's been two weeks since hurricane sandy but for tens of thousands of frustrated and beaten down victims the nightmare is not over yet. some are trying to rebuild from scratch. for others the issue is power. this morning in new york and new jersey some 73,000 customers remain without electricity. that means no heat or no hot water. most are on long island. over the weekend there were protests against the long island power authority. write -- which has drawn heavy criticism for the disaster. mark strassman has our report. >> reporter: new york's veterans day parade was also a salute to the city's recovery from sandy at least in manhattan. but 14 miles away in brooklyn vietnam veteran danny smith walked to a gas line to wait for an hour for national guardsmen to give him five free gallons. >> without this gas you would be in trouble? >> i couldn't charge my cell phone. it's your lifeline. >> you wouldn't h
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Nov 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
intelligence officer paula broadwell, the author of the biography "all in. the education of general david edtraeus." o further investigation turned up numerous e-mails, some of them sexually explicit between broadwell and petraeus. at first blush, investigators wondered if someone breached petraeus's private e-mail. investigators actually stumbled priv across an extramarital affair. in officials suspect broadwell sent those e-mails to kelley believing her to be a romantic rival. sources say when petraeus d arned of the messages he asked broadwell to stop sending them. ecame us became friends with kelley when he was in charge of ie u.s. central command in tampa, but the retired four-star general has told friends he was wasr romantically involved with elley. petraeus has, however, admitted his affair with broadwell to the tob.i. and he's told friends that began after he took charge of the c.i.a. in september, 2011. the affair was ongoing when ell,dwell, a married mother of two, was on a media tour promoting her petraeus book. >> yes, he's a very high-energy person and i think he does gain e
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Nov 14, 2012 4:00am PST
and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the weekend she made a call to 911 complaining about a reporter near her property claiming she was a diplomat. >> i hav
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Nov 14, 2012 5:30pm PST
that uncovered the affair between david petraeus and paula broadwell. a search of broadwell's computer files turned up intimate e-mails with petraeus, and also revealed she may have mishandled some classified information that she'd collected for her book. but law enforcement officials say the investigation never uncovered a threat to national security. an f.b.i. director robert mueller, told congressional intelligence committee leaders today that was the primary reason they were not briefed on the investigation. the white house wasn't told until after the election. the president said the f.b.i. was following its own guidelines and he'd withhold judgment on the delayed notification. >> it is also possible that had we been told, then you'd be sitting here asking a question about why were you interfering in a criminal investigation? >> reporter: no one has been charged in case with a crime but late today the army did suspend paula broadwell's security clearance. scott. >> pelley: thanks, bob. the air force said today it is pulling jill kelly's gate pass for mcgill air force base. she was appare
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am PST
director david petraeus to resign is widening. here's what we know. petraeus' mistress paula broadwell sent emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that
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Nov 15, 2012 4:30am PST
of an affair with his biographer, paula broadwell. benghazi is at the center of another capitol hill battle. senate republicans say they will not accept the nomination of u.n. ambassador susan rice as a replacement for secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we will do whatever is necessary to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee t
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >> reporter: the white house still trusts general allen. general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holds a news conference this afternoon at 1:0 eastern time. he is expected to face some hard questions. and this is his first news conference of his second term. first one he held in 8 months. doesn't want to face this one. those are the tough questions about what whe
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Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
about cryptic e-mails he exchanged with paula broadwell. >> it's sad. >> reporter: retired colonel kerney met her earlier this year. he said she was bright and articulate. >> she acknowledged she had been given unfettered access to him. >> did that seem suspicious? >> in my 31 years, i've never heard of anybody having the type of access that she was. was i suspicious? no. >> the white house insists it knew nothing about it until he told the president after the election. president obama accepted his resignation today and thanked him for his service. colonel kerney says the resignation may not end his problems. you and i acid skins of this country -- sit -- you and i acid zins -- he could conceivably be recalled from a retired status and could be subject to discipline ferry action. >> infidelity is sensitive problem with the cia. they are always concerned that agents can be black mailed for information -- blakmaild. >> president obama is going to into the fiscal cliff with a strong hand. >> i'm not set on every detail of my plan. i won't ask seniors and middle class families to pay d
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Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, including numerous cryptic emales between the retired four-star general and broadwell. broadwell spent time with petraeus when he commanded forces in afghanistan doing research for her book "all in: the education of general david petraeus." on a publicity tour last february, the married mother of two children made this comment: >> i'm not in love with david petraeus, but i think he does present a terrific role model for young people for executives, for men and women. >> reporter: petraeus, who is also a married father of two, publicly praised his wife, holly, during his senate confirmation hearing. >> she is an army daughter an army wife, an army mother and an advocate for military families. i've been blessed to have had her in my corn for some 37 years and 23 moves and i appreciate the opportunity this afternoon to recognize her publicly. >> reporter: but in his resignation message to the c.i.a. workforce, petraeus confessed a moral failing saying
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Nov 10, 2012 6:30pm PST
with harassing e-mails sent by his biographer and mistress paula broadwell to another woman. an official said the fbi investigated the e-mails and uncovered the relationship. they were concerned petraeus' computer was compromised. the observers say he resigned because he believed this was the right thing to do. >> i think there was probably a calculus on the part of the director's you know math here to say this will come out, some way, some time. not a time under my control and i've got thousands of employees who i hold to one standard and when it does come out they're going to say, why isn't this the standard the office was held to? >> members of the house intelligence committee say they'll meet with the fbi to find out more about their investigation. >>> well, this veterans' day weekend, there are some additional hope for those former military members whose service included costly sacrifice. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the pioneering program that's getting amputees to excel in the most rigorous physical challenges. >> reporter: veteran david lad was injured in iraq in 2006. >> can
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Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
affair. his alleged miss stress, paula broadwell made this comment about him. >> i'm not in love with dpp but i had -- david petraeus but he's a terrific role model for children. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to of it before congress this week about the attack in libya. lawmakers say petraeus may be culled to testify in the future. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before, during and the attack if general petraeus doesn't of it. >> reporter: cbs news learned that general petraeus visited libya last month and called several members of congress the week before he resigned to give them his assessments of the attack. >>> president obama plans to hold multiple meetings this week all dpeerd toward averting the so-called fiscal cliff. mr. obama hoping to build con consensus to avoid automatic tak increases and spending -- automatic tax increases and spending cuts. he will meet this week with labor and business leaders. >>> the veterans affairs secretary wants to not only reduce the number of homeless vets but cut it to zero. >> reporter: thi
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Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now, that's on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> reporter: petraeus resigned friday and admitted to the extramarital affair. his former aide says he is extremely remorse. >> he said in those words i screwed up. there's no excuses for it. what i did was wrong. >> reporter: broadwell hasn't been seen since the scandal broke. monday night agents searched her north carolina home. they left carr
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Nov 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
scandal. paula broadwell is a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. meantime, cbs 5 has learned the identity of the identity of the person who first brought the case to the bureau, frederick humphries. he's a friend of jill kelly. >>> after years of telling you about all the doom and gloom, all the dire warnings, i had to do a double-take on this one, because today we learned that california may soon have a budget surplus. legislative budget analysts say that the deficit will be about 1.9 billion this fiscal year. and we could see surpluses by 2014. and just a few months ago we were talking about a $16 billion deficit. >> we have to pay down our debt. we've borrowed from the schools, from the redevelopment fund. governor schwarzenegger's economic recovery fund. we borrowed from the people, from local government. and we've gotta pay that back. >> a lot of the revenue will come from the prop 30 tax hikes which voters approved last week. >>> the state's finances might be looking up, but many bay area cities are still struggling and we're seeing and feeling the effects every
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Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
. petreaus left the job when news of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any indication that -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: tampa social ice jill kelley initiated the fbi investigation that led to david petraeus's resignation after receiving threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelly is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on shoulder as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as
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Nov 15, 2012 6:00am PST
jill kelley. she went to him when she started getting e-mails from paula broadwell. >>> three people are reportedly dead after a rocket attack on southern israel from the gaza strip. the attack comes after israel l a military operation this week on gaza which is governed by the palestinian militant group hamas. it began after previously rocket attacks on israel. palestinian officials say president mahmoud abbas has cut short a trip to europe to deal with the crisis. >>> two women home alone in marin county managed to fight off an armed prowler. officers say the suspect may have stab wounds in his chest. according to police, he broke into a san rafael apartment tuesday night. the women say he was armed with a knife. he got into a fight with one of them the other roommate grabbed a phone and called police. other neighbors say they heard yelling. >> kind of scary when you have young people in the house with you, too. >> the victim who was being attacked turned the knife on the assailant. the women told police he ran away. police have now alerted nearby hospitals that the suspect may try
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Nov 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
was exchanging with a woman who is a journalist. additional sources tell us those communications involved paula broadwell, seen here with petraeus on a department plane. broadwell, 39 years old, published a book last year on petraeus' time as the general in charge in afghanistan. broadwell is a harvard university research associate and she spent time in afghanistan with petraeus. she is a west point graduate, as is petraeus. we have tried to reach broadwell today but we have not heard back. before this sudden development, it would have been hard to find edyone in washington admired as much as david petraeus. wae former general led the war in iraq and the war in sfghanistan. he is a scholar known for his calm, steady advice to presidents. we begin our coverage of this breaking story with nancy cordes at the white house tonight. nancy? hi reporter: scott, white house officials say david petraeus came here to the white house yesterday afternoon to meet with the president in person and offer his resignation. the president asked for a night to think it over, to talk with tp aides and today in the a
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and reported threatening messages. some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and the affair ended about four months ago. friends of petraeus say he described the trysts with broadwell as inf
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
uncovered his extramarital affair with paula broadwell after a second woman, jill kelly, reported receiving anonymous threatening e-mails. kelly and her husband knew petraeus and his wife socially. there is no evidence of involvement between kelly and petraeus. in washington, randall pinkston, cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's name is wanted following a murder. he is wanted for questioning in the shooting dow jones of his 52-year-old name. the victim and mcafee had a apparently long-running feud. >> they had a relationship and sort of a history of quarreling, which without knowing the facts it seems to be why they would want to talk to him. >> now this isn't mcafee's first scrape with authorities -- scrape with authorities. he moved there in 2008 and was arrest from what he called bogus charged in 2009. he was also arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing. >>> four people are under arrest in menlo park. police responded to one of the homes at meddero avenue at about 4:30 this morning. they found two high capacity assault rifles, a 9mm handgu
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am PST
were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelly was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night, fbi investigators were in broadwell's charlotte, north carolina home. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to the search ahead of time. petraeus resigned friday when word of the affair became public. >> obviously, it's a tragic turn of events for someone who has contributed so much to this country. >> reporter: general allen is in washington, d.c. for senate confirmation hearings for his new job as head of the u.s. european command. however, president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that post on hold. secretary panetta issued a statement that saying while this matter is under investigation, general allen will remain commander of the isaf. general allen denies he has done anything wrong. meanwhile, secretary panetta is asking to move up the confirmation of general joseph dunford, allen's likely successor in afghanistan. >>> meanwhile, with david petrae
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Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the promotion. >> general allen and petraeus wrote letters for a custody battle for her sister and more is wanted on the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house-senate probe into the petraeus scandal. the white house said the president was surprised to hear about the petraeus investigation and that the president has faith in general allen and thinks highly of his work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> well after a long weekend, washington back to work on the problem of pulling america
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one senior official says the documents include a couple of hundred e-mails between general all
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
of the spy agency. petraeus left the job when news of an affair with his biographer paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any indication -- [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelly initiated the resignation that led to his resignation after receiving e- mails linked to broadwell and kelley is connected to another general as well america's top commander in afghanistan general john allen. the pentagon look is at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he i
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Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm PST
from the mistress of david petraeus, paula broadwell. broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. >>> nancy pelosi says she wants to stay where she is at. at a news conference this morning pelosi says she will seek re-election as the democratic leader of the house. she will have to win a vote during leadership elections after thank. the 72-year-old pelosi -- after thanksgiving. the 72-year-old pelosi served in congress since 1987. she also got a little upset with one reporter during the conference and his question about her position and her age. >> stay on prohibit younger leadership were moving forward. >> so you're suggesting that everybody step aside? >> simply saying that to delay younger leadership from moving forward not house. >> let's honor it as a legitimate question. [ laughter ] >> although it's quite offensive that you don't realize it i guess. the fact is, that everything that i have done in my almost -- i guess decade now of leadership is to elect younger and newer people to the congress. >> there you go. democrats say her re-election as house speaker is virtually
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
him to stay away from kelley. sources say that anonymous e-mail came from paula broadwell, the alleged mistress of david petraeus. broadwell, who had been out of sight since the scandal broke friday was spotted tuesday night, preparing dinner and drinking a glass of wine inside her brother's washington, d.c. home. sources say in her e-mail to allen, broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. she sent similar warning to other officers at central command located near kelley's home. as for those e-mails between allen and kelley, pentagon and fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and fli flirtatious. another official says they were more than just innocent exchanges, noting the pentagon's inspector general is involved for a reason. kelley was seen inside her home tuesday in plain view of the media circus outside. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend, she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> hi. this is jill kelley. i have a guy who is in my backyard and he's not leaving. if you could send somebody out. >> reporter: both
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Nov 11, 2012 6:00am PST
.i.a. director david petraeus paramor buying on reafer paula broadwell to another woman that caught the attention of the f.b.i. former petraeus spokesman says that the retired general is in his words truly remorseful. bob orr will bring us the latest on petraeus' resignation in just a few minutes. president obama can add florida to the list of states he won election day. state officials yesterday announced mr. obama captured 50% of the to mitt romney's 49.1%. in beverly hills yesterday the blue and white beginningham dress that judy garland wore was sold for $480,000. it was a major upset in college football yesterday. number one, alabama, lost to texas a&m. crimson threatenedded to turn the tide in the fourth quarter but this pass was intercepted and texas a&m held on to beat the previously undefeated crimson tide 29-24. now for today's weather. the coasts are clear and mild. but a line of thunderstorms is working its way across the country. the forecast for the week ahead shows more rain as well as seasonable cooldown in most parts. coming,, ♪ [ female announcer ] nature exists on the grandes
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Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
agency. those emails involved paula broadwell the author of a petraeus biography called "all in." she spent time in afghanistan while petraeus was commander there, gathering material for her book. she told jon stewart on the "daily show" her research included working out with the fay spousely fit four tar general. >> when i was in kabul we would do a lot of interviews on run. for him it was a good distraction from the war. of course he's a bit concerned as someone in his position would be about legacy. >> reporter: president obama acknowledged the military side of the petraeus legacy saying in a statement by any measure he was one of the outstanding general officers of his generation. as head of the cia petraeus violated no law by having an affair. although he conceded a moral failing, saying he showed extremely poor judgment both as a husband and a leader of the agency. it's important to note petraeus affair was never the target of federal investigators. in fact the fbi was concerned about petraeus' computer perhaps it was compromised, giving outsiders access
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Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
amount l'sclassified material on paula broadwell's computers? we saw that raid this week, that additional raid. learning more she may have had additional materials than we thought. >> it may be more than we thought. the way they got to those materials in that raid, she signed a consent form. she told them what they would d nd and where they would find find ecurity has a security clearance. >> that's now been revoked. >> which has now been suspended, which is this first step toward ts m revoking it. but these are documents that, most likely in her job, she went and downloaded, printed or removed for her dissertation. allen.n panetta says he has jobendous confidence in john allen, remains at the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and clarissa ward is in kabul, and an has been talking to the troops about the scandal. the militr: the military here keeping veran is keeping very tight lipped about this. visit in a request to visit one of the bases here and speak with of the tre troops and we were told that that would not be sossible and that the soldiers commead no public comment on such matters
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Nov 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
that the affair with paula broadwell began two months after he was appointed head of the cia. tonight some congressional critics want to know why they weren't informed about the fbi investigation. members of the senate intelligence committee are asking why they didn't know the fbi was investigating david petraeus until the cia director resigned. >> we received no advanced notice. it was like a lightning bolt. >> reporter: fbi officials say they did not alert lawmakers or the white house because they weren't turning up evidence of a crime or security breach. but richard myers told cbs this morning with, investigations of this nature, notifying superiors are common. >> we saw a lot of investigations in the military where the allegations were not proven yet, but that the chain of command was made aware that somebody was being looked at for whatever. >> reporter: before the scandal, petraeus has been scheduled to testify this week on capitol hill about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. acting director mike morell will testify instead. some lawmakers say they still nee
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
kelley. kelley went to the fbi with anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell, and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official describes the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news some of the e-mails were more than friendly ex changes and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong, but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at the request of the secretary of defense the president has put on hold general allen's nomination. >> reporter: in addition to social using with kelley, both general allen and petraeus wrote letters of support foreher sister in a custody battle. even though petraeus has resigned, lawmakers returning to washington want to hear what he has to say about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is absolutely imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congressional leaders have also called for a joint house-senate probe into the petraeus scandal. and those leaders feel they
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